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What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?


Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.

Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Pink Out" Awareness Lacrosse Game Raises Funds For The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

My Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister and dear friend, Sara Kouten of the Hillsborough High School Booster Club helped with $175 in "shake a can" and the sell out of 300 Pinnies within 24 hours for the "Pink Out" awareness lacross game where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.  A big shout out to Sara Kouten and the Hillsborough High School community... I don't have an exact figure, but it looks like an upward to about $1000 will be donated to our cause.

Sara Kouten, TNBC sister
“We are extremely grateful to Coach Wilson, the HHS Lacrosse staff and all the players for their continuing commitment to this very worthy cause,” Sara Kouten, Pink Out leader for the Lacrosse Booster Club, and a triple negative breast cancer survivor, said. “We all have been affected by breast cancer and I am humbled by the selfless efforts of the Hillsborough community to battle this terrible disease."

http://hillsborough.patch.com/articles/hillsborough-lacrosse-players-promise-to-pink-out-for-wednesday-game (Click link to story)

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